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Tripod incense burner with green glaze

  • loan

Glossary (4)

glaze, luted, slip, stoneware

  • glaze

    Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.

  • luted

    The fusion of parts of ceramics using dilute clay slip.

  • slip

    A semi-fluid clay applied to a ceramic before glazing either to coat the surface or for decorative effect.

  • stoneware

    Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1200-1300⁰c and is often buff or grey in colour.


    • currently in research collection

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  • The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

    The Barlow Collection

    The small vessel has a globular body, wide neck with thick everted rim and three bulbous, pointed feet. A thick dark olive-green glaze with a very smooth texture, matt sheen and large-scale crackle covers the piece, ending inside the neck, leaving most of the inside free, but fully covering the underside of the piece except for the tips of the legs. Small accidental glaze gaps appear in some places. On the inside, the biscuit has fired a reddish-brown, at the legs is appears glossy and yellowish-brown.

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